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Volunteering at The Angus

Posted Monday, 9th June 2014

I have been volunteering in The Angus for almost a year now, and in that time a lot has happened. I’ve been involved in the creation of three successful exhibitions and am now starting work on my fourth. We’ve also seen guest speakers, run school sessions, and this week I’m off to Glasgow for some training. There is always something to be getting on with, whether it’s searching the archive for new objects to display in exhibitions or prepping text for an exhibition guide or new display. I’m learning a lot and I’m very grateful to everyone here.

The Angus never ceases to amaze me with the sheer diversity of what I find. It’s often the little things that are the best; snippets from people’s lives that are still seem so accessible today. A personal favourite of mine, found while researching our last exhibition Stethoscopes and Petticoats, is a letter written by missionary and nurse Florence Cann. Writing during the Second World War she asks, “I wonder why you thought I had left this place. After the B’ham Blitz and two sea journeys during this war I was not likely to run away from bombs.”


By Sukie Trowles

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